Good morning and Happy Thursday! I can’t believe another week has flown by…time certainly doesn’t slow down for anyone.
Since today is Thursday, you know that means it’s Release Day for Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. This week Lindsay has put together a fabulous set called Funky Forest – it’s really cute! I’m torn between the little deer and the owl tree for my favorites (the preview is clickable).
Be sure to stop by Lindsay’s blog – she’s offering another fabulous freebie, a tutorial on creating a scene with digi-stamps, and the links to the DT blogs for your viewing pleasure.
My project is inspired by this week’s sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches. I had another Sympathy card I needed to make so I used Lindsay’s Iris with Bud digital stamp printed on white Georgia Pacific CS. I wanted a soft look for the flowers, so I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils and blended with my Prismacolor blender marker. I used an out-of-bounds technique along with my oval and scallop oval nestabilities to trim and mat the image onto patterned CS from DCWV Nana’s Nursery Mat Stack. The white shimmer paper is the backside of a scrap from Fiskars that I embossed with my Cuttlebug Swirls folder (using my Big Shot). The ribbon is sheer light purple organdy and the fabulous dew drops are from Suzanne at Crafting-Connection. The sentiment is stamped on another shimmer scrap with Elegant Eggplant ink – both are SU. The card base and mat are both textured CS from Bazzill and the glitter CS is DCWV – The Glitter Stack. The same purple.white theme is continued on the inside.
For my 2nd project, I created a scene (no, I didn’t know Lindsay was doing a tutorial) based on this week’s sketch at the Papertake Weekly Challenge by layering images from Lindsay’s Cute Halloween digital stamp set in Photoshop and the printing on Georgia Pacific CS. The main image is colored with my Copic markers and my Spica pens. I added the background with my chalks. The moon was easy – I punched a 1 3/4 inch circle with my whale of a punch on scrap CS, then used the outline as a stencil and the cut-out as a mask when adding the rest of the sky. I used scrap purple Bazzill CS as a mat. The card base is black textures CS (Bazzill). The foiled web DP is from the Paper Studio as are the Halloween ribbons. The sentiment is computer-generated in Photoshop using Scrap Rhapsody font, Bent Metal styles by Jodiann Cates, and a cobweb brush from Obsidian Dawn. Instead of matting the sentiment, I inked the edges my using Elegant Eggplant marker.
Have a fabulous Thursday!